A car chase that started on the Tobin Bridge this afternoon ended in Kendall Square after a state trooper fired at the alleged suspect, who drove away only to crash his car on the other side of the Longfellow, got out of the car, boarded the Red Line at Charles/MGH and then was pulled off the train at Kendall by waiting state troopers.
Although witnesses saw two men being led out of Kendall in handcuffs, only one is being charged - Leroy Martin, 34, of Brighton - State Police say.
Brian D'Amico reports that when nabbed, the two men were "covered in sweat" and had tried to change their clothes. Danny Brooke, who watched the two led away, said one wore a T-shirt that said "Game Over."
State Police say the incident began when a trooper on the Tobin Bridge attempted to stop a car wanted as part of a gun investigation.
As the trooper approached the vehicle, it sped away. A pursuit ensued to the bottom of the bridge and eventually into Cambridge. In the area of 55 Broadway in Cambridge the suspect vehicle was slowed by traffic and the trooper caught up to it.
But then, the driver did something that made the trooper take out his gun:
Preliminary investigation indicates that the shots fired were discharged on Broadway in Cambridge by a trooper in self-defense after the suspect put the trooper in fear for his safety. The shots were fired at the vehicle.
Michael Ratty reports his outbound Red Line train was stopped in the tunnel before Charles/MGH for about 10 minutes as the pursuit was unfolding and then for another 10 minutes on the Longfellow before being allowed into Kendall.